Spring Writing Prompts and the Sound of Me Screaming

Oh my gosh, guys, can you believe that spring is here?? It’s already April! I feel like the first quarter of 2018 has gone super-fast, but to be totally honest, things have been  a b s o l u t e  m a d n e s s  on my end. My second semester has […]

How Your Hobbies Make You a Better Writer

We all know that if you aren’t writing, the story doesn’t get written. That unfortunate truth gets reinforced so often that sometimes I fear that it slips to its logical conclusion: If you aren’t writing, the story doesn’t get written, and you’re a bad writer. Hobbies be damned—the novel has to come first. That particularly […]

Dumplin’ Made Me Feel a Whole Lot of Feelings

I’ve wanted to read Dumplin’ for over a year now, but because I’m a poor grad student, buying it wasn’t an option. My budget is limited and I don’t want to buy a book that I haven’t already read and loved. Being an adult is hard. Enter my trusty local library, and some minor begging and […]

10 More Kickass YA Heroines

It was International Women’s Day last week, March is Women’s History Month, and here in the UK, we just celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. HOT DAMN. Here are ten more kickass YA heroines who can’t and won’t stay still. (Read last year’s list here.) 1. Starr Carter, The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). I […]

I Hate Two Out of Three Jace Waylands

Today, I’m basically waving a red cape in front of a bull and calling its mother names, because I’m going to talk about why I hate Jace Wayland from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. *ducks as rotten tomatoes are thrown* Okay, now, hear me out— Okay, okay. Let me clarify: I hate two out of three […]